One of the coping mechanisms I have not been doing is any retail therapy. For two reasons:
- I already met my retail therapy limit for 2015
- I’m going to Europe in a month and am in an aggressive ‘no spending’ zone
Neither of these bullet points stops me from wanting pretty things though! Instead of blowing my entire vacation budget on tack and clothing, I decided to do some window shopping.
For me, it’s mostly about breeches. I’m down to two pair of breeches that I like, and one pair of breeches that I kinda like. My only tan show pair is a little worse for the wear after two years of a lot of wear… so it’s time to add to the collection. I’m living the vintage feel of the tan patch Tailored Sportsmans, and also think I could use a more conservative charcoal grey for both showing and schooling jumpers.
I need a new schooling helmet, since mine is not vented and that doesn’t tend to do well in Texas. As for sun shirts… can you ever really have too many sun shirts? No. No, you cannot.
Simon’s “needs” are totally fluffy, but it’s always fun to ponder what new things you may want to pick up for the pony. I haven’t abandoned my dressage ambitions, so obviously he would need a pretty patent bridle. Wide noseband is his look so I’ve decided.
I’d also like to pick up a better girth than my $20 fleece SmartPak one. He probably doesn’t need a breastplate… but I also kind of want one. Sue me. I like straps!
Probably the most “need” of this window shopping list is an Ogilvy baby pad for showing. I still want to get one in my barn’s colors so I can represent.
What are you pining for, but not buying right now, for you or your pony?